Intravascular Imaging

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for intra-vascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging systems used in the cath lab. These imaging modalities help with diagnostic decisions about how to treat atheroscolosis and help guide device placement and verification of stent apposition. The technology also is used to visualize in-stent restenosis.

Angiography with a co-registered view of pressure drops according iFR readings in a coronary vessel. The DEFINE PCI study showed patients had improved outcomes and less recurrent chest pain at one year using iFR physiologic measurements combined with landmarks shown on angiographic imaging to better guide therapy. Image by Philips Healthcare. #TCT #TCT2020 #TCTconnect

Angiography with a co-registered view of pressure drops according iFR readings in a coronary vessel. The DEFINE PCI study showed patients had improved outcomes and less recurrent chest pain at one year using iFR physiologic measurements combined with landmarks shown on angiographic imaging to better guide therapy. Image by Philips Healthcare

Feature | FFR Technologies | October 30, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is considered the gold standard measure whether a coronary lesions needs a percutaneous...
A longitudinal vessel assessment may demonstrate co-existence of multiple plaque morphologies on OCT, including superficial calcification with thrombus, healed plaque, plaque rupture, lipidic plaque with a thin capped fibrous atheroma (TCFA). #TCTconnect #TCT2020

A longitudinal vessel assessment may demonstrate co-existence of multiple plaque morphologies on OCT, including superficial calcification with thrombus, healed plaque, plaque rupture, lipidic plaque with a thin cap fibro-atheroma (TCFA).

News | Cath Lab | October 18, 2020
October 18, 2020 – Data from the COMBINE (OCT-FFR) study found that the use of FFR combined with OCT imaging can help...
Illustration showing how the near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), of NIRS-IVUS, intracoronary imaging system can help identify angiographically non-obstructive lesions with high-risk characteristics for future adverse cardiac outcomes. The system can identify unstable, vulnerable plaques. #TCTconnect #TCT2020

Illustration showing how the near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), of NIRS-IVUS, intracoronary imaging system can help identify angiographically non-obstructive lesions with high-risk characteristics for future adverse cardiac outcomes. The system can identify unstable, vulnerable plaques.

News | Intravascular Imaging | October 18, 2020
October 18, 2020 – New data from the PROSPECT II study shows that near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) intravascular...
The researchers developed an ultra thin monolithic OCT endoscope that overcomes the limitations of current, larger OCT catheters by using 3-D printed components.

The researchers developed an ultra thin monolithic OCT endoscope that overcomes the limitations of current, larger OCT catheters by using 3-D printed components.

News | Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) | October 01, 2020
October 1, 2020 — A team of researchers led by the University of Adelaide and University of Stuttgart has used 3-D...
Explanation of optical coherence imaging (OCT) coronary imaging.
Feature | Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) | September 17, 2020 | Aziz Maksoud M.D., FACC, FSCAI, and Bassem Chehab, M.D., FACC, FSCAI
Although not a new technology, optical coherence tomography (OCT) is the dark horse of imaging that could give...
News | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) | September 14, 2020
September 14, 2020 — Avinger received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its...
Videos | Cardiovascular Business | September 14, 2020
Nick West, M.D., chief medical officer for Abbott, explains the details from a survey of 1,400 patients, physicians and...
Abbott OCT intravascular imaging explained.
News | Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) | June 26, 2020
June 26, 2020 — Abbott announced new data from the company's LightLab Initiative that showed optical coherence...
An OCT intracoronary image showing instent restenosis. The white spots in the vessel wall casting shadows are the stent struts. OCT image data might be used in the future to assess FFR to determine the severity of lesions and determine if they need to be stented.

An OCT intracoronary image showing instent restenosis. The white spots in the vessel wall casting shadows are the stent struts. OCT image data might be used in the future to assess FFR to determine the severity of lesions and determine if they need to be stented.

News | FFR Technologies | May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020 – A late-breaking study aimed to evaluate whether optical coherence tomography (OCT) can predict...
A comparison of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) vs. angiography found a significant mismatch and showed the benefits of IVUS in venous interventions.

A comparison of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) vs. angiography found a significant mismatch and showed the benefits of IVUS in venous interventions.

News | Venous Therapies | October 31, 2019
October 31, 2019 – In a large series of iliac vein stent cases, a blinded comparison found intravascular ultrasound (...
This is a view of the Level Ex IVUS training app to help users of Philips' intravascular ultrasound system. It is integrated into a percutenous coronary intervention (PCI) training app for mobile devices that allows interventional cardiologists to perform streamlined cath lab patient case simulations, including, iFR, angioplasty and stenting. #TCT2019

This is a view of the Level Ex IVUS training app to help users of Philips' intravascular ultrasound system. It is integrated into a percutenous coronary intervention (PCI) training app for mobile devices that allows interventional cardiologists to perform streamlined cath lab patient case simulations, including, iFR, angioplasty and stenting. 

News | Intra-Vascular Ultrasound (IVUS) | October 02, 2019
October 2, 2019 — Philips Healthcare is utilizing Level Ex’s video game app design expertise to train interventional...
Philips Healthcare, Volcano IVUS showing an implanted stent. IVUS might offer an alternative to contrast angiography in patients with acute kidney disease (AKD).
News | Cath Lab | June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019 – A late-breaking study examined the effects of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guided drug-eluting stent...
Philips Launches IntraSight Interventional Applications Platform
Technology | Intravascular Imaging | May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019 — Philips announced the launch of the new IntraSight interventional applications platform. The secure,...
HonorHealth Research Institute Launches SynIVUS-DAPT Study
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | April 16, 2019
April 16, 2019 — HonorHealth Research Institute announced the first patients have been enrolled in the SynIVUS-DAPT...
iDissection Classification Study to Evaluate Dissection Rate of Flex Dynamic Scoring Catheter
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | November 09, 2018
November 9, 2018 — VentureMed Group Inc. announced the initiation of a new study to determine if the Flex Dynamic...